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Postdoctoral Research Associate-Zhang Laboratory
Washington State University in Spokane, Washington
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Date Posted November 19, 2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Hui Zhang at Washington State University Spokane in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences to study immunology and cancer biology. The research in Zhang lab is focused on cancer immunology and immunotherapy, and the molecular mechanisms governing cancer-associated cachexia. The project for this position is specifically focused on the investigation of iNKT cell development and activation, and iNKT-based cancer immunotherapy. We are seeking a self motivated scientist with the ability to independently design and carry out experiments, interpret results and write manuscripts. More information on our current research interests can be found here: Hui Zhang Laboratory

Washington State University
Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University’s health sciences education and research campus. The campus is home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building. Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University. For more information, please visit wsu.edu.

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is located on Washington State University’s Health Sciences campus in Spokane. The College occupies several buildings of the campus including in the new Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building, a 125,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art research and educational facility, which offers many collaborative research opportunities.

The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was founded in 1891, and has been accredited since 1912. We are a graduate and professional education college. Our main degree programs include the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD).

The College relocated from Pullman to the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane in December 2013, but has been heavily involved in the Spokane health care community since the 1970s through our internships, experiential rotations, and pharmacy residency programs. We currently have over 500 student pharmacists and graduate students, and about 2,950 alumni. As of 2015, the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is ranked 36th out of 100 pharmacy schools in the country for extramural funding by the American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP).

The ACPE-accredited PharmD program prepares pharmacists to provide patient care in multiple health care settings. The PharmD program is offered at the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, and at an extension location in Yakima on the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences campus. The program emphasizes patient-centered care, drug therapy and disease state management, and interprofessional health team collaboration. The Ph.D. program prepares pharmaceutical researchers dedicated to the promotion of human health and wellness to excel in a career path of their choice such as academia, industry, health care, or private institutions.

For more information about the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, please visit College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Required Qualifications

A recent PhD in molecular biology, immunology, cancer biology or a closely related field.

A strong publication record.

Knowledge of molecular biology, immunology, cell biology and cancer biology.

Demonstrated techniques that include DNA, RNA, protein manipulation and analysis, RNA-seq and ChiP-seq, western blot, cell culture, primary cell isolation, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and microscopy.

Experience with animal handling and mouse in vivo tumor models.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Competitive benefits available hrs.wsu.edu/benefits

Application Process

Apply online at: www.wsujobs.com As part of the recruitment process, please be prepared to submit the following documents:

1) A current curriculum vitae

2) A cover letter addressing your professional goals

           3) A research statement

           4) Contact information for three (3) professional references.

The screening of application materials will begin on Monday, October 15, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

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